Moscow Paddy’s day is re­ally me­tal

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - cru­achanire­land.com lmur­phy@irish­times.com By Lau­ren Mur­phy

Folk-me­tal band Cru­achan may not be a house­hold name in Ire­land, but their healthy fan­base in Rus­sia and East­ern Europe has led to an in­vi­ta­tion to head­line the St Pa­trick’s Day pa­rade in Moscow next month.

Cru­achan have al­ready toured Rus­sia sev­eral times and this will be the fifth St Pa­trick’s Day they have spent in Moscow, although it’s the first time they have been cen­tre-stage.

“The pa­rade is a re­ally big thing over there now and to be at the head of it is un­real,” lead singer Keith Fay told The Ticket. “Peo­ple seem to have a love for all things Ir­ish all over the world, so a me­tal band mix­ing folk mu­sic and singing about an­cient bat­tles just clicked with a lot of them.”

The band, who also have an ac­tive fan­base in South Amer­ica, were asked to head­line the pa­rade af­ter play­ing a party at the Ir­ish Em­bassy in Moscow sev­eral years ago. They are signed to Can­dle­light Records, one of the big­gest me­tal la­bels in the world, and will play a rare Ir­ish gig at The Vil­lage on April 14th.

Paddy’s pa­raders: Cru­achan

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